Pet Diagnostic Services

Stafford Veterinary Center has advanced diagnostic tools that provide detailed information about your dog or cat’s health to monitor and treat his or her condition.

Digital Radiology

X-rays are the most common imaging tool we use to examine your dog or cat’s organs and their cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems. This is a non-invasive procedure that allows the veterinarian to get a better look at the conditions affecting your pet.

We use digital radiology to:

  • Find foreign objects or materials within the body that may have been ingested
  • Diagnose fractures, bone and/or joint abnormalities, and various injuries
  • Screen for abnormalities within the heart, lungs, urinary, and digestive organs
  • Screen for some types of cancer

After developing the x-rays, our veterinarians will interpret the images and create a treatment plan according to your pet’s diagnosed condition. If your dog or cat’s condition requires additional diagnostic testing, our in-house laboratory can provide additional information to help treat your pet.


Ultrasound is a non-invasive and pain-free imaging device that allows us to see what is going on within your pet’s internal organs. Real-time results are received by sound waves traveling into the body, returning 3D images of the organ systems. These high-definition images allow us to see how the organs are functioning and how the blood of your dog or cat is flowing during the time of the ultrasound. Ultrasound can also be used to monitor fetal development and screen for issues such as tumors, cysts, stones, and inflammation.


Our in-house laboratory can provide our veterinarians with accurate results from blood tests, fecal screenings, urinalysis, and pre-surgical blood chemistry profiles to ensure that your pet is healthy. Our laboratory also allows us to obtain rapid results when dealing with time sensitive critical illnesses or in emergency situations.